Colonel Blimp


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any elderly pompous reactionary ultranationalistic person (after the cartoon character created by Sir David Low)

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In a mission statement that might well have been ghost-written by Colonel Blimp, he declared: "I do believe it's time for a British manager - somebody who understands our passion, belief and commitment to the game.
I know Capucho has been guilty off diving in the past but even Mr Magoo and Colonel Blimp would have seen this was a stonewall penalty.
Esto se consiguio finalmente en esta ocasion, proyectando una version restaurada y completa de esta importante obra, restauracion en la que intervino el especialista Ian Christie, que en 1985 estuvo a cargo de la primera retrospectiva, en la que estaba otra obra maestra The Life and Colonel of Colonel Blimp.
The films include classics of the genre such as The Way to the Stars (Anthony Asquith, 1945), In Which we Serve (Noel Coward, 1942), The Gentle Sex (Leslie Howard, 1943) and The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Michael Powell, 1943).
What Eric Jacobs's biography reveals is a womanizer and near-alcoholic; a Labour Party socialist who ended as a Colonel Blimp with a knighthood; a satirist whose distaste for others' pomposity rested on his own self-absorption.
Atlas's article provoked a curmudgeonly blast in the New York Post from arch-conservative Hilton Kramer, the Colonel Blimp of art criticism and editor of The New Criterion.
The Colonel Blimp Brigade may be bulging with pride that Canada was asked to contribute to this force, but maybe a better question would be why are the other European NATO members staying away in droves?
NIGEL FARAGE This Colonel Blimp will grow increasingly demagogic, preaching hatred.
POPULAR FILMS IN 1943 THE greatest British film of 1943, and one of the finest and most delicately-tuned films ever made in this country, was the Life and Death of Colonel Blimp.
fe & Death of Colonel Blimp (U): Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's classic 1943 film goes back to the Boer War.
Sat/Sun, Electric) *** The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (U) Powell and Pressburger's 1947 classic questioning the conflict between traditional military honour and modern warfare.
Despite being in my forties, I am not a Colonel Blimp, a Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells or a fuddy-duddy, although I'm not sure why the views of the older racegoer are deemed so irrelevant by RFC.
He is most often remembered for the three Powell & Pressburger films in which he starred: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, I Know Where I'm Going
You don't have to be a right-wing Colonel Blimp figure to suppress a gag reflex at all of this.
In addition David Low wrote and illustrated articles on cartooning for the magazine, including the opening feature, 'Does Colonel Blimp Exist?